ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A dingo cub is snatched by an eagle, carried from his home, dropped, found and cared for at a sanctuary. Sounds like a tall tale? No, it really happened! Wandi is a pure alpine dingo and now resides at the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre in Victoria. This sweet and gentle retelling is from Wandi's point-of-view, with all the uncertainty and curiosity a little cub might feel. The text is accompanied by simple line drawings, and has factual material about dingoes at the back of the book, and will be perfect for ages 6-9 to not only enjoy the story of Wandi, but also to learn about the importance of dingoes in the natural environment. Lindy
In 2011, Favel Parrett's career was launched with her critically acclaimed debut PAST THE SHALLOWS. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. Her next novel, WHEN THE NIGHT COMES, was also critically acclaimed and further consolidated Favel's reputation with booksellers and readers. Favel's short stories have been published in various journals including Island, Griffith Review and Wet Ink. THERE WAS STILL LOVE was Favel's eagerly awaited third novel. WANDI is her first novel for children. For more information, visit favelparrett.com.au or twitter.com/favelparrett.